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Biologics as the next step in future of rotator cuff surgery

January 20, 2015
KOLOA, Hawaii — For the repair of rotator cuff tears, healing matters; however, the use of biologics and patches has unanswered questions…

In the Journals

Allogenic growth factor, rhBMP-2 can improve fusion for posterolateral spinal fusion

January 15, 2015
Fusion rates improved when allogenic growth factor or bone morphogenetic protein-2 were used with or without bone marrow aspirate for posterolateral…

Amedica spinal interbody spacers match PEEK spacer fusion

January 14, 2015
Amedica Corporation has released the results of its CASCADE study, which compared spinal fusion surgery outcomes between the company’s spinal…

Ten important orthopedics stories from 2014

January 13, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important stories from 2014 to keep your practice up-to-date on a multitude of topics in orthopedic…

In the Journals

Study shows PRP has no effect on patients undergoing TKA

January 12, 2015
Use of platelet-rich plasma had no evident effect on patients undergoing total knee arthroplasty, according to study results. Researchers randomly…

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Ten important orthopedics videos from 2014

January 8, 2015
Orthopedics Today has highlighted ten important videos from 2014 to keep your practice up-to-date on a multitude of topics in orthopedic medicine.

In the Journals

Poly-L-lactic acid bioabsorbable patch successful in repair of rotator cuff tears

January 6, 2015
Patients with large-to-massive rotator cuff tears experienced successful repair after surgery when a poly-L-lactic acid bioabsorbable patch was used…

The five most popular items of December

January 5, 2015
Orthopedics Today has put together a compilation of the five news stories and videos most viewed from December 2014 to keep you abreast of the…

In the Journals

Use of PRP did not result in better clinical outcomes in rotator cuff repair

January 5, 2015
Patients who underwent rotator cuff repair using platelet-rich plasma prepared by apheresis and applied in the liquid state with thrombin did not…

Case Report

Thumb Proximal Phalanx Reconstruction With Nonvascularized Corticocancellous Olecranon Bone Graft

Orthopedics, January/February 2015, Volume 38 Issue 1
Large segmental bone defects of the phalanges reportedly have been treated with free vascularized grafts from the hand, foot, or knee, or with…

DePuy Synthes introduces new cellular allograft for spine fusion

December 31, 2014
DePuy Synthes, in collaboration with LifeNet Health, recently announced the introduction of ViviGen Cellular Bone Matrix, a differentiated cellular…

In the Journals

Study results show HTO in conjunction with MSC improved cartilage healing

December 18, 2014
Compared with high tibial osteotomy with platelet-rich plasma injection only, patients who underwent high tibial osteotomy in conjunction with…

Stem cells in sports medicine likely require further research

December 17, 2014
Stem cells have demonstrated promise across all facets of medicine, including sports medicine, where early results have exhibited the potential for…

Synergy Biomedical announces receipt of core patent for bioactive bone grafts

December 11, 2014
Synergy Biomedical recently announced it was issued a core patent that broadly covers the use of its Biosphere particles in a variety of bone healing…

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More research needed to fully harness power of stem cells in sports medicine

Orthopedics Today, December 2014
Stem cells have demonstrated promise across all facets of medicine, including sports medicine, where early results have exhibited the potential for…

In the Journals

PRP injection may aid in rehabilitation of hamstring injury

December 2, 2014
Recently published data indicated a program of rehabilitation and platelet-rich plasma therapy may be more beneficial in patients with an acute…

Feature Article

BMP-7 Versus BMP-2 for the Treatment of Long Bone Nonunion

Orthopedics, December/January 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
The authors compared the results of treating nonunion with either bone morphogenetic protein (BMP)-7 or BMP-2. Between 2001 and 2009, 214 limb…

Feature Article

Human Dermal Allograft for Massive Rotator Cuff Tears

Orthopedics, December/January 2014, Volume 37 Issue 12
Previously published studies reported variable results using various suture techniques and reconstruction options for massive rotator cuff tears…

Bacterin releases new demineralized allograft

November 28, 2014
Bacterin International Holdings recently announced the launch of a new demineralized allograft, 3Demin Cortical Fibers. 3Demin Cortical Fibers are…

Wright subsidiary receives FDA approval letter for bone graft offering

November 25, 2014
Wright Medical Group recently announced its subsidiary, BioMimetic, received an approvable letter in its premarket approval application from the FDA…